Moist pink cake is sandwiched between smooth layers of real cream and a thin layer of rich frosting seals the deal. Little splashes of champagne help give this cake a delicate evanescence that is sure to be a show stopper. This is a great cake to serve for birthdays, showers, or for any very special occasion. Guests will rave for the recipe. Keep cake refrigerated.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
29 mins
30 mins
1 hr 29 mins
1 8-inch layer cake


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 8-inch round cake pans.

  • Blend cake mix, 1 1/3 cup pink Champagne, eggs, and vegetable oil together in a large bowl until moistened, about 1 minute. Add 3 tablespoons cherry juice and red food coloring; beat at medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Divide batter between cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 29 to 34 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Invert onto wire racks and let cool completely, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Beat heavy cream with an electric mixer until peaks form. Sprinkle white chocolate pudding mix over cream; beat until thoroughly mixed. Mix in 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon half-and-half until filling is smooth.

  • Spread filling over 1 cake layer and place second layer on top.

  • Beat 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar and butter together with an electric mixer until combined. Mix in 1/4 cup half-and-half, 2 tablespoons pink Champagne, 2 tablespoons cherry juice, and vanilla extract until frosting is smooth and spreadable.

  • Spread frosting over cake. Top cake with white chocolate shavings. Chill until serving.

Cook's Note:

If frosting appears too thick, add small amounts of half-and-half to get a spreading consistency.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making cake layers are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on box if using a different brand. Choose a cake mix without pudding added.

Nutrition Facts

712 calories; protein 5.7g 12% DV; carbohydrates 79.3g 26% DV; fat 39.5g 61% DV; cholesterol 133.3mg 44% DV; sodium 463.4mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
It was delicious. My family and friends loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
It was delicious. My family and friends loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Cake was delicious but a little dense. I started this cake with the intention of not making any changes but when I got to the frosting it was getting too soft. Next time I will add less liquid to the cake (1 cup champagne) and less to the frosting. I would add the butter, champagne, vanilla and cherry juice then add the half and half up to the consistency you want. Great champagne flavor. Read More